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The {{Sister project links}} template provides links corresponding pages on various Wikimedia sister projects. The following pages are sought, in order:

  • An explicit page chosen by an editor (if provided)
  • A sitelink in Wikidata (if exists)
  • A search page on the sister project

Sending a reader to a search page can be an unpleasant experience, if there is no corresponding page for that subject. Editors have a choice between two methods to prevent this negative experience:

  • Manually check each project for a relevant page, if missing, then set argument to "no" (e.g., |wikt=n)
  • Use "automatic mode", which only displays a sister project by default if sitelink exists (e.g., |auto=yes)

Note that {{Sister project auto}} is equivalent to {{Sister project links|auto=yes}}.

Parameters

{{Sister project links
<!-- Configuration parameters. Do not leave empty; populate, or remove -->
 |1= |auto= |collapsible= |display= |position= |style= 

<!-- Projects that default to "yes" when auto=no -->
 |b= |c= |n= |q= |s= |v= |wikt= 

<!-- Projects that default to "no" when auto=no -->
 |d= |m= |mw= |species= |species_author= |voy= 

 |author= <!-- force search for author name in wikisource -->
 |commonscat= <!-- force link to commons category -->
}}

All parameters:
{{Sister project links |1= |author= |auto= |b= |c= |collapsible= |commonscat= |d= |display= |m= |mw= |n= |position= |q= |qid= |s= |species= |species_author= |style= |v= |voy= |wikt= }}

Default display

For any project parameter, there are four acceptable values:

  • "yes" means find a reasonable link for the sister project (wikidata, or default back to search)
  • "no" means exclude this sister project: no link
  • a string means link to the page with whose name is that string
  • blank or missing means use the default
    • If |auto=yes, default is either use wikidata (if present), or drop the link
    • If |auto=no, if project is in the "yes" list above, either use wikidata or search. Otherwise drop the link.

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Sister project links

Displays a terminal window with a set of commands. If the titles in the individual sister projects differ, use the following parameters, which are taken from [[Help:Interwiki linking]].

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Search Parameter1

Use if the ''search parameter'' differs from the pagename.

Stringoptional
Use wikidata to fill defaultsauto

If auto="yes", then sister projects with wikidata sitelinks are filled-in, others are off by default. Each project can be overridden with its own parameter.

Stringoptional
Collapsible?collapsible

Set to "yes" to make the template collapsible. Set to "collapsed" to make the template collapsible and initially collapsed.

Stringoptional
Display namedisplay

Use if the ''display name'' is different from the search term. For example, the bear article would be 'Bears'.

Stringoptional
Wiktionary linkwikt

Wiktionary link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes", and "no". The default is "Yes" (find page automatically).

Default
Yes
Stringoptional
Commons linkc commons

Commons link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" and "no". The default is "Yes" (find page automatically).

Default
Yes
Stringoptional
Commons category?commonscat

Specifies whether a link to a category on Wikimedia Commons is shown. Can be "yes" or "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
Wikinews linkn

Wikinews link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" and "no". The default is "Yes" (find page automatically).

Default
Yes
Stringoptional
Wikiquote linkq

Wikiquote link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" and "no". The default is "Yes" (find page automatically).

Default
Yes
Stringoptional
Wikisource links

Wikisource link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" and "no". The default is "Yes" (find page automatically).

Default
Yes
Stringoptional
Wikisource author?author

Use for articles about authors to force the Wikisource links to include the "Author:" prefix. Can be set to "yes" or "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
Wikibooks linkb

Wikibooks link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" and "no". The default is "Yes" (find page automatically).

Default
Yes
Stringoptional
Wikivoyage linkvoy

Wikivoyage link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" (find page automatically), and "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
Wikiversity linkv

Wikiversity link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes", and "no". The default is "Yes" (find page automatically).

Default
Yes
Stringoptional
Wikidata linkd

Wikidata link to show. Acceptable values are a QID, "yes" (find page automatically), and "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
Wikispecies taxon linkspecies

Wikispecies link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" (find page automatically), and "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
Wikispecies author linkspecies_author

Wikispecies author link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes"(find page automatically), and "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
Meta linkm

Meta link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" (find page automatically), and "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
MediaWiki linkmw

MediaWiki link to show. Acceptable values are a page name, "yes" (find page automatically) and "no". The default is "No".

Default
No
Stringoptional
Positionposition

Specifies whether the box floats to the left or right. The only acceptable value is "left" which causes the box to float to the left. Any other value (not specifying this parameter) activates the default. (Float to the right.)

Stringoptional
CSS stylestyle

Optional CSS style specifications. Use with caution. (And don't use for evil!)

Stringoptional

Location

If using a large, graphical template produces odd layout problems, like the excessive white space shown on the right of this screenshot, then switch to a different sister template.

☒N Do not place this template in a section all by itself.

☒N Do not place this template in a section containing columns.

This template should normally be placed at the top of the External links section at the end of an article, if the article has a section for external links. If no such section exists, then please place it at the top of the last section in the article.

On disambiguation pages, this template should be listed above other text, but below any cleanup templates, images, infoboxes or navboxes.

See Where to place links for more information and alternatives.

Tracking categories

Images used

This template potentially displays the following images:

Wiktionary logo wikt
Wikimedia Commons logo c or commons
Wikinews logo n
Wikiquote logo q
Wikisource logo s
Wikibooks logo b
Wikivoyage logo voy
Wikiversity logo v
Wikidata logo d
Wikispecies logo species or species_author
Meta-Wiki logo m
MediaWiki logo mw

See also